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Patrick Bresnahan, PhD

Geographic Information Officer, Richland County, S.C.

About Patrick Bresnahan, PhD

Dr. Patrick Bresnahan is currently the Geographic Information Officer (GIO) for Richland County, South Carolina. Dr. Bresnahan earned a PhD in geography from the University of South Carolina and participated in the Postgraduate Research Program for the U.S. Department of Energy was awarded a Post-doctoral Research Fellowship sponsored by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. Dr. Bresnahan received fellowship awards from AM/FM International (now GITA) and NASA under the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium. Dr. Bresnahan actively supports efforts of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and chairs the National Association of Counties GIS subcommittee. Dr. Bresnahan coauthored“The GIS Guide for Local Government Officials” which was published in 2005.